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Houghton Girls Survive Esky, Remain Unbeaten – Friday Sports Wrap

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Sloane Zenner scores for the Gremlins.

High School
In girls high school basketball last night…
– Houghton edged Escanaba 65-62 to remain unbeaten. See video highlights from the game here.
– Calumet outscored L’Anse 74-49. Hailey Wickstrom scored 25 for the Copper Kings.
– Hancock overpowered Bessemer 60-18.
– Chassell stopped Lake Linden-Hubbell 67-49.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City fell to Ewen-Trout Creek 42-35.
– Baraga got past Jeffers 47-42. Justice Kinnunen had 21 for the Vikings. Julia Nordstrom scored 15 for the Jets.
– Ontonagon shut down Watersmeet 56-30.

In last night’s only boys game, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City defeated Watersmeet 83-65. Jaden Janke and Devin Schmitz combined for 57 points.

On the boys schedule tonight…
– Hancock welcomes L’Anse.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Bessemer.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City entertains Baraga for Homecoming.
– Jeffers travels to Ewen-Trout Creek.
– Chassell welcomes Republic-Michigamme.
– Ontonagon entertains Wakefield-Marenisco.

In high school hockey, Houghton, Calumet and Hancock open play today at the Trenton Showcase.
– Calumet plays Northville this morning at 9:30.
– Hancock takes on Livonia Stevenson. Our coverage will begin around 11:30 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Houghton meets Warren de la Salle at 4:20 this afternoon.

– Calumet faces Romeo. Our broadcast will begin around 8:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Houghton plays Northville at 10:20. Our coverage will begin as soon as the Calumet game concludes.
– Hancock meets Birmingham Brother Rice at 10:40.

L’Anse entertains Shawano this evening at 7:00, and tomorrow at noon.

The Houghton High School swim teams claimed easy victories over Kingsford yesterday. The girls defeated the Flivvers 107-60. Wonyoung Choi, Autumn Sanders, Tessa Meyer and Samantha Olson each won events. The boys took their match 118-57. Kirill Velat who won the 50 and 100 free and Sal Sharp won diving.


The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team lost their second straight game last night, falling to Northwood 61-52. The Huskies held a narrow lead at halftime, but struggled offensively in the second half. The Timberwolves outscored Tech by eight points in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Lindsay Winter had 17 points for the Huskies.


Kyle Monroe scored 28 points as the MTU men’s basketball team defeated Northwood 78-61. Tech led by three at halftime, and used a strong second half to claim the victory. The Huskies have won seven of their last eight games.

Both Tech teams will play at Lake Superior State tomorrow.

The MTU hockey team skates at Bemidji State tonight and tomorrow night.

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team never trailed, and shut down Lake Superior State 55-38 last evening. The NMU men’s team dropped a 69-67 heartbreaker to the Lakers. Both Wildcats teams will play at Northwood tomorrow.

The NMU hockey team visits Bowling Green for games tonight and tomorrow.

Legendary hockey coach Jeff Sauer has died. Sauer is the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s all-time winningest coach, with 665 victories over 31 seasons with Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin. He passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer at age 73.

The Finlandia University hockey team skates at Marian University tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon. The women’s hockey team has the weekend off.

The Finlandia men’s basketball team plays at North Central University this evening, and the University of Northwestern tomorrow. The women’s basketball team visits the University of Northwestern tonight, and North Central tomorrow.

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team has added a new player. Jessica Tosh is an honors student from Elk Grove, California.

The Portage Lake Pioneers visit the DePere Deacons tonight, and the Monroe Blues tomorrow.

The Calumet Wolverines have the weekend off.

The Detroit Pistons host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight.

The Detroit Red Wings will entertain the New York Islanders this evening. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Pregame coverage begins around 2:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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